Robert Klein

Child of the 50's

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As the title indicates, many of the routines here originate from Robert Klein's experiences growing up in New York in the 1950s. He's equally comfortable, however, taking on then-current targets like stoned FM disc jockeys and inane television commercials, or whimsically making fun of late-19th century president James Garfield. Because so many of his sources are so common to the American experience -- neurotic schoolteachers, the idiocy of mainstream media, and starting your car in the dead of winter -- the jokes remain funny decades later.

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